Mother Abagail

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Pep's person

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Aug 8, 2016
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#41
the thing about this is, i'm not so sure that was literally mother abigail. yes, lot's of people dreamed of her, and she in turn dreamed of the leaders that would become established, but it's down right impossible that she dreamed of every survivor in such a short span of time.
In chapter 48 the two do dream of each other.
Trash dreams of being turned into a weasel. Mother Abagail wakes 'with a terrible chill and a feeling that was both fear and pity; pity for whom or for what she did not know'
Laws, yes! This reader has done had the scales dropped from her eyes! Sai King did endow Mother A with some pity! It was this reader who missed it:apologetic: Thank you for challenging me to look into it. That is what I look to this board for!
 

Doc Creed

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#42
In chapter 48 the two do dream of each other.
Trash dreams of being turned into a weasel. Mother Abagail wakes 'with a terrible chill and a feeling that was both fear and pity; pity for whom or for what she did not know'
Laws, yes! This reader has done had the scales dropped from her eyes! Sai King did endow Mother A with some pity! It was this reader who missed it:apologetic: Thank you for challenging me to look into it. That is what I look to this board for!
I've misremembered things on this board several times. Things of which I was certain turned out to be wrong or different. Thank you for the update, I enjoy seeing the quotes you provided, too. That is what makes this place so fun. Keeping our ducks in a row, right? :)
 

recitador

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Sep 3, 2016
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#43
In chapter 48 the two do dream of each other.
Trash dreams of being turned into a weasel. Mother Abagail wakes 'with a terrible chill and a feeling that was both fear and pity; pity for whom or for what she did not know'
Laws, yes! This reader has done had the scales dropped from her eyes! Sai King did endow Mother A with some pity! It was this reader who missed it:apologetic: Thank you for challenging me to look into it. That is what I look to this board for!
well i forgot those two in particular shared a dream connection, so there you go lol. sometimes reading a book over can remind us of just how much we forgot (except for It, i've read that thing like 20 times and i think i've about got it memorized by now)
 

doowopgirl

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Aug 7, 2009
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#44
Does anyone else feel Mother Abigail is annoying? I'm sorry, but she's possibly the most grating character King has ever created. I'm re-reading The Stand, and I've never actively liked or disliked her, but sheesh! This time... Ugh. Her off-handed comments judging Democrats, Catholics, young people, etc. as well as the way she carries herself in every situation get to be a bit much. She's just so....pompous. I know she
disappears late in the novel because she feels she's prideful
and she is!

I just feel this character would have been written different (i.e. better) had she been written later on in King's career. And this is honestly sad to me because I feel the other characters in The Stand are SO well-written.

I know I'm in the minority on this one, but I'm just curious if ANYONE here doesn't like--or at least gets annoyed by--Mother Abigail. Surely I'm not the only one!
No, she always annoyed me. Self righteous, and really prejudice. Calling Catholics mackerel snappers seriously bothered me. However, I feel she was written exactly as she was and that makes her well written.
 

recitador

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#46
No, she always annoyed me. Self righteous, and really prejudice. Calling Catholics mackerel snappers seriously bothered me. However, I feel she was written exactly as she was and that makes her well written.
reminds me of needful things. although the down right gleeful way he had the catholics and baptists going at each other was almost amusing in it's intensity
 

Phantomking

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Mar 26, 2008
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#47
I agree with you although my reasons may be different. As an atheist, I'm always a little irked by the overly religious characters. Why does God need Stu and company to go to Las Vegas? If he wants to stop Flagg he should just do it but Mother Abigail thinks it's perfectly ok for him to send them to be needlessly slaughtered
 
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